A dietician by education, an IT expert by profession and an interior designer by passion, Seema Sahni wears many hats…with style. When she came to Australia in 1991, the country was in a recession and she found it difficult to find work as a dietician. Not one to be bogged down by challenges, Seema joined the Commonwealth Bank and later IBM, where she worked for the next 17 years. A person always looking for change, she launched her online business “The Interior Designer” in mid-2017. And this for her is the single most important moment in her career.
Australia, to Seema is a land of beautiful flora and fauna, a country where everyone gets a fair go. Seema is a perfectionist, looking deeply at even the minutest details. And her business mantra has been, “To create something exceptional, your mind set must be relentlessly focussed on the smallest detail.” Her advice to all budding entrepreneurs is, “When you design your business and your life in a way that really works for you, working in the business and living in that life will be definitely more enjoyable.”
For Seema, growth means both personal growth and mindset growth. Apart from being passionate about interiors, she mentors project managers and other IT professionals who are seeking to advance their career in project management and need advice on certifications. She loves travelling too. She recommends, Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr Spencer Johnson, a book that delves into an amazing way to deal with change in work and life.
The way I see it
As an Indian Australian business woman… Being in this country for so many years and having worked in the corporate arena for a very long time, I tend not to differentiate myself by my birth country. I focus more on being an entrepreneur, in creating something, nurturing and leading it.
I believe. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind” — Dr Seuss
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